Author of Grokking Artificial Intelligence Algorithms

Author of Grokking Artificial Intelligence Algorithms

Founder at Prolific Idea
Solutions Architect at Entelect
Founder at Artificial Intelligence ZA
Innovator at Intel

Ikigai (生き甲斐) is a Japanese concept that means "a reason for being"

Rishal is a solutions architect at Entelect where he is involved in strategic planning, ideating, designing and developing solutions for international blue chip clients, whilst actively growing knowledge and skills within the company, community, and industry.

He has a passion for growing people, software architecture, design thinking, artificial intelligence, and philosophy.

Rishal founded Prolific Idea in 2015 where innovation is cultivated through research and technology. Prolific Idea has since launched a collaborative productivity platform, Hivemind and is currently building a straight-though document processing platform, Viszen.tech.

Rishal founded and runs the Artificial Intelligence South Africa(AI ZA) group and is an active speaker at conferences. He is also an Intel Innovator in AI which allows for research and development with cutting edge technology.

Rishal is currently authoring a book with Manning Publications aimed at demystifying AI algorithms for developers by teaching the approaches through practical problem solving visual explanations.

My talks and workshops are usually around software architecture, design and design thinking, tech and business, artificial intelligence, and sometimes philosophy. I always try to adapt my content and approach for talks and workshops to align with the context and audience. For more information, see here. If you're interested in having me speak at your event, contact speaking@prolificidea.com with the details.